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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:31 PM

Coronavirus: Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy as new cases grow

Source: BBC News


3 hours ago



The real number of infections may be far higher in Brazil due to a lack of testing, health experts say


Brazil has overtaken Spain and Italy to become the country with the fourth-largest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world.

Officials on Saturday reported 14,919 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 233,142. Only the US, Russia and the UK have higher numbers.

The death toll in Brazil over 24 hours was 816, bringing the total to 15,633 - the world's fifth-highest figure.

Experts warn that the real figure may be far higher due to a lack of testing.

The mayor of the country's most populous city, São Paulo, warned on Sunday that the city's health system could collapse. Bruno Covas said the public hospitals in the city reached 90% capacity for emergency beds, with demand still growing.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52699165

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Reply Coronavirus: Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy as new cases grow (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2020 OP
dalton99a May 2020 #1
Roy Rolling May 2020 #2
mpcamb May 2020 #3
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #4
progree May 2020 #5
sandensea May 2020 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:35 PM

1. Trump might give Bolsonaro asylum in the U.S. before the year is out

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:38 PM

2. Proof?

Is this proof of the Trump approach to pandemics?

The president of Brazil wants to imitate Trump at every opportunity.

Mission accomplished.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:38 PM

3. Bolsonaro shouting, "We're Number THREE!"

...a world-wide contender!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:43 PM

4. Brazil testing rate per thou is one tenth of US testing rate. . . . nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:46 PM

5. Brazil is 58th highest in cases per capita (meaning there are 57 worse "hot spots")

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Click on the "Tot Cases/1M pop" header to sort it.

Granted some of the countries that are worse off on cases per capita are postage-stamp sized countries or, in some cases, not even independent countries, but territories or similar (I checked a few out).

Brazil's population is 6th in the world, so I would expect a lot of cases.

As for tests per 1M pop, it's kind of in the middle, at 3,462. Similar to some Latin American countries, more than others (Mexico's is 1,271). But far below that of Italy: 49,691, Spain: 64,977, and U.S.: 35,773.

Also a dupe of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142495347

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:49 PM

6. And that's not including most of the favela cases

Which Bolsonazi's people have deliberately ignored (thought to be in the many thousands).

But then, when don't they.

Thanks for posting of this disturbing but important milestone, Judi.

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